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81 People in group: Great War grouping; The Great War: Politicians

Politicians from all over the world were drawn together from initial secret talks, to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Great Britain began the war under Herbert Asquith, who led a coalition government from 1915, and was then taken over the following year by David Lloyd George and his formation of the War Cabinet.

Winston Churchill

1874-1965
Prime Minister
Sitter in 167 portraits

Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison

1869-1951
Statesman
Sitter in 20 portraits

Leopold Stennett Amery

1873-1955
Politician; Secretary of State for India and writer
Sitter in 24 portraits

Thomas Gair Ashton, 1st Baron Ashton-of-Hyde

1855-1933
Politician and Justice of the Peace
Sitter in 7 portraits

George Ranken Askwith, Baron Askwith

1861-1942
Industrial arbitrator and civil servant
Sitter in 16 portraits

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

1848-1930
Prime Minister and philosopher
Sitter in 125 portraits

George Nicoll Barnes

1859-1940
Trade unionist and politician; MP for Glasgow
Sitter in 11 portraits

Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg

1856-1921
German politician; Chancellor of the German Empire
Sitter in 1 portrait

Alfred Bigland

1855-1936
Politician and industrialist
Sitter in 5 portraits

Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner

1880-1943
Indian Ruler and general
Sitter in 10 portraits

Sir Henry Birchenough, 1st Bt

1853-1937
Government advisor
Sitter in 4 portraits

Sir Robert Laird Borden

1854-1937
Prime Minister of Canada
Sitter in 7 portraits

Louis Botha

1862-1919
General and South African statesman
Sitter in 6 portraits

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

1838-1922
Jurist, historian and politician; MP for Tower Hamlets and Aberdeen South
Sitter in 14 portraits

Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson

1854-1935
Ulster leader and advocate
Sitter in 17 portraits

George Cave, Viscount Cave

1856-1928
Lawyer and statesman
Sitter in 7 portraits

Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

1864-1958
Statesman; a creator of the League of Nations
Sitter in 27 portraits

Sir (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain

1863-1937
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, politician and son of Joseph Chamberlain
Sitter in 45 portraits

Count Sutemi Chinda

1856-1929
Japanese ambassador to London
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir William Henry Clark

1876-1952
Civil servant
Sitter in 10 portraits